Black & White Photography Techniques: With Adobe Photoshop by Maurice Hamilton

By Maurice Hamilton

Advantageous paintings caliber, black-and-white prints are inside of each photographer's succeed in with the strategies illustrated during this electronic photograph modifying consultant. profiting from the keep watch over and reproducibility that the electronic darkroom bargains, this guide teaches photographers tips to fine-tune photos with distinction and publicity degrees, crop and rotate pictures for dynamic effects, and take away flaws reminiscent of dirt and scratches lengthy after the picture has been taken. guideline on suggestions that simulate conventional hand coloring and tinting and upload lighting tricks equivalent to frames, infrared, and lighting fixtures and lens results is helping photographers notice their inventive imaginative and prescient. reveal photographs and pictures advisor readers in the course of the provided options, permitting photographers to gauge their very own effects and count on the consequences of the defined corrections and improvements all alone photographs. A gallery of the author's paintings presents thought for simulating—and bettering upon—the chemical-based darkroom event.

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After setting the highlights and shadows, I adjust the midtones. Using Levels, this can be accomFIGURE 3-14. REVERSE S-SHAPED CURVE. This plished by moving the midtone curve decreases contrast in the midtones gamma slider to the left to lighten but increases contrast in the highlights and the image or to the right to darken shadows, where the slope of the curve is it (fig. 3-11). With Curves, moving increased. the midpoint of the curve up or down produces an overall lightening or darkening of the image, similar to that achieved with the midtone slider in Levels (fig.

The imMYCONOS. (a) The Threshold Level has age will appear black and white, been set to 188 by moving the slider under with all pixel values less than 128 the histogram until the desired image effect represented by black and all values was achieved. (b) The Threshold adjustment greater than 128 by white. Now has demarcated the image highlights from move the Threshold slider to the the shadows, rendering a stark black-andright or left until the desired shadwhite image that can be used as a mask.

To limit the selection to adjacent areas using the same colors, select Contiguous. Check the Use All Layers box to select colors using data from all visible layers, not only the active layer. Before sampling with the Magic Wand, select the Eyedropper tool (I, Shift+I) to set the sample size used by the Magic Wand. In the Options bar, choose either 3 by 3 Average or 5 by 5 Average, not Point Sample. Return to the Magic Wand tool and click in the image on the color 34 BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY TECHNIQUES WITH ADOBE ® PHOTOSHOP ® FIGURE 3-20.

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